Nuclear levels of23Mg near and above the proton threshold were investigated with high resolution. A new level has been identified at 7.643 MeV (66 keV above the proton threshold) with a possible Jπ=(3/2, 5/2)+. Some other spin-parity and excitation-energy assignments are also made. These results enable the reaction rate estimate of22Na(p,γ)23Mg with much smaller uncertainties, which is critical for the Ne-E problem in nuclear astrophysics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics